AACID - Advocates For Adult Children With Intellectual disabilities
AACID - Advocates for Adult Children with Intellec
2173 Arrobes Pl
The Villages, FL 32162
This group started only three years ago with 12 members it now has over 160 members. We hold monthly meetings every third Thursday of the month at the Lake Minoa Recreation Center in the Villages. We bring in guest speakers covering all sorts of important topics. We have had representatives from ADP, FCC, Several attorney's (Guardianship, Trust, Wills, and Special Needs Trust) and quite a number of residential facilities such as New Horizons, Key, Noah’s Landings and a few others. We also have had representatives to speak about ABLE UNITED. Our goal is to help educate and provide supports to families with disabled children.
Special NOTE: I am just a dad of a 29 year old son with Autism. AACID Group is not a company, nor a none-for-profit organization. I am just an advocate volunteer who has retired early moved to FL 6 years ago, continues to meet many families in need and so I have been blessed with the ability to set these meeting and doing outreach in my community going now for just over 3 years and I know we have help many, many families. I hope we can help you as well. Have a blessed day.
Overall: I am just a volunteer Dad trying to help make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable. Hello my name is John T Langan and I am currently a parent of a 29 year old Autistic son (Joey) who is ID (Intellectually
Disabled) and also has a seizer disorder known as LGS (Lennox–Gastaut syndrome) .
I spent over 33 years as an V.P. and SR. Application development manager for a major financial institution and
the last of those 13 of the 33 years after 9/11 as V.P. and IRM (Information Risk Manager.
I am retired three plus years now, and so in addition to being the Founder of the AACID group,
I was a volunteer financial coordinator for Sumter County Special Olympics for 4 years (2012 thru 2015).
I currently coach four sports for Sumter County Special Olympics: Basketball, Head Coach, Bowling, Assistant, Head Coach, Bocce, Assist Coach,Golf , Assist Coach.
I coach a Special Friends Bowling group every Sat. for villages special needs residents only.
I sit on the board of directors of the Lady Lake Kiwanis International group.
I am the Kiwanis Charter Advisor for our Lady Lake Aktion Club and a parent charter advisor as well.
I am an ”Ambassador” for Able United – My son is an ABLE United account holders, I help staff speaking engagements.
Special Note: My AACID group is NOT a non-for-profit or a business of any kind. Its just a voluntary service I provide to help Families Navigate the Florida system and other services we need to support our children.